News Feed by Topic: Air Quality

Local and citizen groups object to N.C. DEQ’s flawed permit for $5.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Today more than a dozen local, statewide, and national citizen groups asked North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality to withdraw a draft air permit for the proposed Northampton Compressor Station, a large facility that... Read More »

State: North Carolina   Filed Under: Air quality, Natural gas

Virginia announces South’s first carbon cap-and-trade program

In an important step for cutting greenhouse gas pollution, Virginia officials released a draft plan this week for the Commonwealth to create a carbon cap-and-trade program. The plan centers around Virginia linking up with the Reg... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Air quality

Mapping cars help Alabama utility identify, measure Birmingham methane leaks

Today groups released online maps showing the location and size of methane leaks from natural gas pipes beneath city streets of Birmingham, Alabama. The maps were created using Google Street View mapping cars specially equipped wi... Read More »

State: Alabama   Filed Under: Air quality, Climate change

Repeal of Clean Power Plan puts coal profits ahead of health, communities

Trump-appointed EPA Chief Scott Pruitt announced plans to repeal the landmark Clean Power Plan designed to address carbon pollution and climate change, but did not offer a substitute or even an idea of what should fill the void.... Read More »

Filed Under: Air quality, Energy, Federal policy

After illegal administration moves, agency to reinstate rule to cut car and truck carbon pollution

SELC is celebrating a major victory after the Trump administration announced today that it will reinstate a federal provision designed to curb climate change pollution from cars and trucks. This welcome move comes after SELC and N... Read More »

Filed Under: Air quality, Federal policy, Transportation

SELC sues Trump administration over illegal climate change rollback

SELC filed a lawsuit today in federal court to challenge the Trump Administration’s abrupt and illegal suspension of federal provisions designed to curb climate change pollution from cars and trucks. SELC is representing Clean Air... Read More »

Filed Under: Air quality, Climate change, Federal policy, Transportation

Update: House votes to delay clean-air protections, but opposition growing

The House of Representatives has voted to delay by eight years the enforcement of some air-pollution protections, but opposition to this industry-backed attack on clean air is mounting as the measure begins a move to the Senate.... Read More »

Filed Under: Air quality, Federal policy

Leaders across the region step up on climate action

A growing list of hundreds of localities, states, businesses, and universities across the country are responding to President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris climate accord by recommitting to the international agreeme... Read More »

Filed Under: Air quality, Federal policy

Virginia announces move to tackle carbon pollution at the state level

Today Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took a decisive step forward to fight climate change and to show the nation that, despite key environmental protections being undermined at the federal level, Virginia is moving forward. “... Read More »

State: Virginia   Filed Under: Air quality, Clean Power Plan, Climate change, Solar power, Utilities

N.C. citizens group, SELC challenge permit for polluter issued without public notice

On behalf of the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County, SELC challenged a new state air permit for a proposed Enviva wood pellet plant because it was issued without any notice or opportunity for the local community to comment. The... Read More »

Filed Under: Air quality, Biomass, Healthy environment

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